One way that youngsters (and a few adults) have been able to show their love of “Star Wars” has been through their lunch boxes. These meal containers have been around since the first films were released.
The lunch boxes have changed over the years.
Originally, the lunch boxes for “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” came in metal. This made them tougher but because they would get thrown around on buses, in classrooms and at lunch, it’s difficult to find one that does’t have bumps and dents.
Later on, the lunch boxes were made of soft or hard plastic. This made them far less likely to show wear and tear. But, collectors still tend to like the metal versions.
A vintage 1977 “Star Wars” lunch box - with thermos - will cost you as much as $100 on ebay.